I then started to build the picture up by applying to another piece of the backing fabric and quilting the bird cage, stuffing with cotton wool to achieve the 3d effect. Beads were added to the bottom of the cage and felt leaves attached randomly to the trees.
I then attached to wadding material and added the back piece of the quilt and added the binding around the edge.
Here you can see a close up of the top of the quilt showing the little buttons attached to the branches.
And a close up of the bottom showing the shrink plastic bluebird I made (I drew a bird onto shrink plastic cut out and coloured in using water colour pencils.Made a hole using my crop 'o' dile to attach with and then shrunk to 7 x's smaller with a heat gun.) Yellow buttons finished it off.
Here it is completed. Wendi said her home was mostly decorated blue , yellow and wood tones
so hope I got it right. Nearly forgot!!
Here is the back showing the quilted and beaded butterfly
I am entering this into the following.1st Unique Gifts: HandmadeMondays. Creative Belli: Sewing Seamstress. Secret Crafter: Our Feathered Friends.